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February 1, 2013
The European Commission said on Thursday that it wants EU member states to suspend for two years the use of three neonicotinoid insecticides on sunflowers, rapeseed, corn and cotton...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/EU-seeks-two-year-ban-on-neonicotinoids-producers-strongly-disagree-with-proposal_49499.html
January 21, 2013
Dow AgroSciences says the US launch of its Enlist herbicide-tolerant corn trait technology will be delayed because the company is still waiting for regulatory approval. If approved...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Launch-of-Dows-herbicide-tolerant-corn-seed-delayed-until-2014_49131.html
January 7, 2013
US EPA has proposed a rule that would revise labeling requirements for certain active and inert ingredients in minimum risk pesticides. The proposal applies to products that EPA may...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/US-officials-propose-labeling-changes-for-minimum-risk-pesticides_48791.html
January 2, 2013
US EPA has proposed a rule that would revise labeling requirements for certain active and inert ingredients in minimum risk pesticides. The proposal applies to products that EPA may...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/EPA-proposes-labeling-changes-for-minimum-risk-pesticides_48685.html
October 10, 2012
The Pesticide Action Network (PAN; Oakland, CA) North America released their October Kids Health Report, citing several scientific studies claiming pesticides connect to various health...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Report-links-childrens-health-problems-to-pesticides_46855.html
August 27, 2012
U.S. EPA says that Ineos has agreed to stop importing short-chain chlorinated paraffins into the U.S. as part of a settlement agreement. EPA says Ineos had been importing chlorinated...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Ineos-to-Stop-Imports-of-Some-Chlorinated-Paraffins-as-Part-of-TSCA-Settlement_45829.html
August 27, 2012
Representative Edward Markey (D., MA) has asked EPA to detail what steps the agency has taken to research the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on honeybee deaths, including details...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Markey-Questions-EPA-About-Research-on-Neonicotinoid-Pesticides_45827.html
August 20, 2012
An Argentine court plans to rule tomorrow in a landmark lawsuit brought by residents of Córdoba who have sued two soybean growers and the pilot of a spray plane for alleged...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Verdict-Expected-Tomorrow-in-Argentine-Herbicide-Lawsuit_45734.html
August 13, 2012
The European Commission has issued new rules on biocides that are expected to streamline and simplify the regulatory directive, called the biocidal product regulation (BPR). The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Europe-Moves-to-Streamline-Rules-for-Biocides_45591.html
July 16, 2012
U.S. House Agriculture Committee has passed a version of the farm bill containing three provisions of particular importance to agricultural chemicals manufacturers, says CropLife...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Industry-Supported-Farm-Bill-Would-Change-Key-U-S-Pesticide-Laws_44904.html
June 4, 2012
Syngenta says it has reached an agreement with plaintiffs to pay $105 million to settle lawsuits brought by communities in Illinois seeking compensation for alleged atrazine-related...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Syngenta-Agrees-to-Settle-Atrazine-Suit-for-$105-Million_43945.html
May 21, 2012
The National Research Council (NRC; Washington), a division of the National Academy of Sciences, says Bayer’s methyl isocyanate (MIC) unit at its Institute, WV site should take...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/NAS-Analysis-of-Bayer-MIC-Plant-Cites-Wastewater-Concerns_43633.html
April 23, 2012
EPA announced earlier this month that it had denied a petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC; Washington) asking the agency to cancel product registrations and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/EPA-Rejects-Petition-to-Ban-24-D_42897.html
April 23, 2012
Europe’s ombudsman P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, has opened an investigation into whether the European Commission has taken appropriate measures to combat increased...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Europe-Investigates-Neonicotinoid-Insecticides-Potential-Link-to-Bee-Deaths_42899.html
April 19, 2012
Europe’s ombudsman P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, has opened an investigation into whether the European Commission has taken appropriate measures to combat increased...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/EU-Reviews-Approval-Process-for-Neonicotinoids-in-Light-of-Scientific-Evidence-on-Bee-Deaths_42789.html
April 10, 2012
EPA announced yesterday that it has denied a petition from the Natural Resources Defence Council’s (NRDC) asking the agency to cancel product registrations and revoke all food...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/EPA-Denies-Environmental-Group-Petition-to-Ban-24-D_42619.html
April 7, 2012
Number's Up: Research links exposure with decline in bee colonies. Researchers at Stirling University (Stirling, U.K.) and the National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Two-Studies-Link-Insecticides-With-Decline-in-Bee-Populations_42574.html
March 26, 2012
Harvest Hiccup: Growers say there is a need for research into viable alternatives to methyl bromide. Arysta LifeScience (Cary, NC) says it will halt U.S. sales of the controversial...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Arysta-LifeScience-Halts-U-S-Sales-of-Methyl-Iodide_42285.html
March 21, 2012
Arysta LifeScience (Cary, NC) says it will halt U.S. sales of the controversial pesticide methyl iodide following an internal review of the product's economic viability. Methyl iodide...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Arysta-LifeScience-Halts-U-S-Sales-of-Methyl-Iodide_42154.html
February 21, 2012
Bayer says it will establish two "Bayer Bee Care Centers" to consolidate existing and future bee health projects from Bayer companies in cooperation with external partners...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/pesticides/Bayer-Ramps-Up-Bee-Health-Efforts_41512.html
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